Ensuring your product arrives on time and in its expected condition is a important process, and can require help from a professional team. Whether you’re transporting a heavy piece of equipment, or several fragile cases of wine, shipping your items requires precision, care, and expertise.
Quality, Quality, Quality
When it comes to packaging your products, it is important to use quality materials throughout the entirety of the process. This includes quality boxes, pallets, shrink wrap, tape, etc.
Ensuring high-quality packaging ultimately comes down to choosing the right company to help with all of your shipping and freight needs. At Anderson Pallet and Crate, we have a team of highly skilled experts that can help to simplify the process for you and your business. We use only the highest quality of materials and guarantee customer satisfaction.
Steps to Packaging Your Freight
Choosing a Pallet. Not all products are created equal. In order to provide proper protection, it is important to understand the varying needs of each product. While some items will be transported safely without a pallet, for other items it is vital that a pallet is used. If you do choose to go this route, you also need to decide whether a standardized pallet will provide enough support, or whether customization would be the the best option. Some factors that may influence this decision are the weight, size, shape, and fragility of your product.
Packaging Items. If you are stacking several boxes on a pallet, the first step is the ensure proper packaging of each individual container. Make sure to pack boxes fully, leaving no room for shifting. Using bubble wrap or packing peanuts is a great way to fill empty space or provide extra protection for fragile products.
Securing Your Shipment to the Pallet. When placing products or boxes on your pallets, stack the items close together, with careful focus and attention. Make sure that the items are stacked evenly – place the heavier items at the bottom, and the lighter items at the top. During this step, it is important to make sure that all the boxes fit perfectly on the pallet without any overhang.
Wrapping Pallets. Once the boxes or products have been placed onto the pallet, it is time to secure these items with wrapping. Wrap the base first about four or five times, and continue to move up. Once you reach the top, you can either end the wrapping or continue back down to the base. The goal of wrapping is to take this pallet with many separate items and create a unit that moves as one. You do not want parts of the palletized shipment to wobble.
Correct Labeling. Properly labeling your shipment seems like an obvious step, but a simple mistake could throw off your timeline, and leave your customers dissatisfied with your services and overall reliability. The package must be clearly marked with all of the address information including the postal code of the shipper and the consignee. Contact phone numbers should also be included. On the freight label, indicate if any pieces require Check to Shipper (C.O.D.) service.
Contact Our Team
Properly packaging products can be an overwhelming process. If you want to know more information about the best steps for your unique products, you can contact our team today and speak with our knowledgeable staff about making an informed decision for your company.